Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman spoke with a former West Wing official, who claimed that Donald Trump is scared that reporters will willingly get infected with the coronavirus just to infect him with it once aboard Air Force One.
Sherman wrote an op-ed on Monday to talk about his conversation with the White House insider.
“He is trying to control the narrative and he can’t,” the official told Sherman.
“Stories about Trump’s coronavirus fears have spread through the White House. Last week Trump told aides he’s afraid journalists will try to purposefully contract coronavirus to give it to him on Air Force One,” Sherman writes. “… The source also said Trump has asked the Secret Service to set up a screening program and bar anyone who has a cough from the White House grounds. ‘He’s definitely melting down over this,’ the source said.”
But according to the official, Trump will still continue doing his rallies and is going to resist canceling until the very last minute.
“He may take suggestions to stop shaking hands, but in terms of shutting stuff down, his position is: ‘No, I’m not going to do it,’” the official said.
You can read the full report HERE.